OCTOBER, I’M BACK!

Apple picking, fall

Hello guys!

After being absent for quite a while, I’m so happy to say that I’m back for fall! A new season is a promise of so many possibilities and new adventures, and you know what really puts me in a fall mood? Apple picking!

Last weekend I got my plaid shirt out of the closet and visited an apple orchard for the very first time. Now I totally understand why so many people are obsessed with it – it’s the perfect way to kick off fall! My family and I headed out to a lovely farm located in a little town in Wisconsin, and we had an incredible day. The sun was out and the air was crisp but yet warm since it rained the day before. It was amazing to be able to savor the scenery, to step on crunchy and colorful leaves, and to capture the moment with pictures. However, my favorite part was when I jumped up on Dan’s shoulders and risk my life to pick up the best ripe apples (okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic here, but I was seriously convinced I would have an epic fall when I was up there). I’m actually not a big fan of apples – or any typical fall recipe that contains the word “pie” or “cinnamon” in its title really -, so I’m still trying to figure out what to do with so many of them (any suggestions?).

After the adventure in the orchard, we went to check out the farm’s market where we picked up some fresh vegetables and Dan and my in-laws enjoyed a fresh cup of cider and homemade apple cider donuts. It was such a wonderful time. Now I can’t wait to go to a pumpkin patch!

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Yael Serena

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

Apple picking, fall

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Happy fall everyone! 🙂

 

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STILL NOT USED TO THE COLD

Yael Serena

I’m sitting in a cozy Starbucks in Madison Street, Chicago Downtown, waiting for Dan to finish up some errands; and I find especially funny the fact that I’ve already heard two different people pointing out how amazing the weather is today (41ºF, feels like 32ºF, strong wind). This feels like paradise for Chicagoans, it seems – totally understandable after what they had to go through this past winter though.  I wish you could see my outfit today –  I’m all bundled up in layers of clothes, and still freezing my ass off every time I go outside. Seriously California, you completely messed me up!

Can you people from the South send some spring vibes out here please? I’m dying to see colors, flowers and green grass everywhere!

In order to start the weekend with positive energy and warm myself up a little bit,  I just went through my old archives and spent some time looking at the pictures I took a while ago at the beautiful Piedmont Park. They put the biggest smile on my face… Isn’t this lake absolutely gorgeous?

Wish you all a fabulous and hopefully springful weekend! 🙂

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

 

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

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